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with boise state/lasalle. and in the east, liu brooklyn will face james madison. the winner advance toss play top seeded indiana. president barack obama made his tournament predictions filling out his bracket in his annual espn interview. the president's final four. no big upset. indiana/ohio state. ohio state an overachiever. louisville/florida. kentucky isn't even in the tournament this year. his full bracket later today >> the dominican republic dominated the world baseball classic beating puerto rico. reyes, ramirez. and canoe took home mvp honors. big time the u.s. did not do well. at the top of the hour, "morning joe", president obama set to touchdown in israel in a few minutes. jane harman joins the crew to break down the significance of this visit and what it means for u.s. foreign policy moving forward. when we come back, the water cooler watching democracy at its finest. another political brawl in the ukrainian parliament. we have diving and fighting in the parliament. more details when "way too early" comes back. max and penny kept our bookstore exciting and would always come to my
if diplomasy doesn't work. he is hosting president obama for a state dinner at this hour. those are the headlines. back to tracy and adam. adam: jamie colby from fox news channel. thank you very much. >> you're welcome. adam: key retailers are on the move after reporting earnings. sandra smith has today's earnings. >> ross stores if you're looking for green. look at this run-up. if you don't know ross stores, they basically buy their goods, home furnishings, apparels, they die them from department stores and sell them at a discount. a sign retailers still looking for a bargain that ross stores is doing so well. if you look at year-to-date chart, keeping up with the broader market, up 7% so far this year but certainly not been without its volatility. profits matched the high end of the range of estimates for analysts. some good news out of ross stores. not so much lululemon. but look at this, i will bring up an intraday chart here. the stock has been all over the place. it is holding onto a nice gain of over a percent. they did beat forecasts but it was their outlook, the sheer p
or not the president of the united states met with any of the benghazi survivors and he said, i don't know, which was weird. >> do you know if president obama had a chance to meet with or speak with the survivors of benghazi? >> we don't talk about specifics in terms of the president's visits to walter reed or elsewhere. i don't have an answer to that question. >> we've been hearing a lot from senator lindsay graham of south carolina making his statements, how does it make sense that we find out every single detail about the raid on bin laden's compound that makes president obama look good but not when something goes bad. >>brian: nearly 40 million people facing three major snowstorms around this country. maria molina is outsidetracking the storms with her government-issued outer wear. >> i wish it was. good morning. good to see you. good morning everyone. it's a little breezy here in new york city. definitely on the chilly side as well. we had a storm system that produced a lot of snow across places in the northeast and actually severe weather. we had a confirmed tornado in humphreys county in t
. but publicly, the focus is on what president obama called the eternal bond between the two nations. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous and it makes the world a better place. >> in an unstable and uncertain middle east, the need for our alliance is greater than ever. >> the president's historic trip began a little more than two hours ago when air force one arrived in tel aviv. he was welcomed by israeli president shim own perez and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. along with hundreds of guests and vips. before he left the airport, president obama was shown an area displaying israeli air defenses including the so-called iron dome. then the motorcade saided to jerusalem where the pred will have a little down time before meetings today. our own chuck todd is in jerusalem. he joins me now. chuck, looks like to be a rather pleasant day at least weather-wise. what is going on in the holy land? >> well, mr. russert, it
to meet with him and he refused to and it was not covered, you had protests in the united states of america, in egypt for supporting terrorists and the same in the west bank, leslie referred to, they're defacing pictures of president obama, throwing shoes at it and believe that the supposed to be quote, unquote insinuated in cairo have been turned back again. and when you talk about a two-state solution, you have to have a willing peace partner on the other side and not just that there's not really a two-state. you're talking potentially three-state solution because hamas and gaza strip are totally different than fatah and the west bank. >> sean: and leslie, let me ask you a question, why should the israelis, why should they trust barack obama, who snubbed just beyond the pale snubbed bb netanyahu in the white house, that claimed they should go back to '67 border, we promised israel we would never ask them to do that. obama did it and then on top of that, sarkozy says that bb is a liar and oh, i've got to deal with him every week. why would bb netanyahu ever trust this man, the i
, with an access. we will see over the course of the next year the united states oil production reached the same level as import. the milestone. by 2022 it will be energy independent. as you suggest, a program could achieve that reality much sooner . you're really saying the president obama's wasted the last four years? >> you betty has. there have been some things they have done ight. the cyber attacks have been great, but the real problem is for the last hundred years the world has gone to war over access to energy. we have now been given the energy of a dream of a lifetime. we have energy independence within our grasp. oil, natural gas. then what happens? we don't need to be in the middle of every civil war because they have their own energy. lou: we have not address the energy -- issue central to our foreign policy go about -- over last two decades, and it's about damn time our leaders started thinking about them. thank you both. we appreciate very much. thank you. much more on the president's day in israel and the tensions that are rising in the middle east. we will have much more througho
signed law and the state getting ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds . president obama in the land. syria, topic number one of the agenda. and the "a-team" next. the house in the senate working on budgets to fund the government. they could use some inspiration from our 30th president to beat author charles johnson with us. and a defense witness explains the memory lapses of the defendant. next. ♪ lou: public integrity returning to a little tiny piece of california. tiny california. the city of bell. five former elected officials today convicted on multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds. they were accused of paying themselves enormous salaries, up to $100,000 per year in a city where one in four residents live below the poverty line. there is so much to be done, of course, the debt burden. the misgovern state of california, but bell california, it gives them something of a start. gun rights activists out great step for troubling incident in the state of new jersey. four police officers raided the home of a certified firearms instructor after he posted the
conference president obama talk about the importance of this trip to the middle east. >> the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. president obamas says with two independent states peace is still possible but politics and pedestal in territory complicate the effort these. >> back here in the bay area police are looking for the head coach of the traveling baseball team. he is suspected of molesting one teenage boy, and secretly filming another in a bathroom. investigators this their review more victims. a $300,000 arrest war has been issued for 52 year-old joel kaufman of orinda. he coaches the california smoke and baseball club of the san jose area. its players from all of the bay area. he is also the owner of a triple play usa and batting cage facility in san leandro. kron 4 spoke with parents were shocked to learn about the charges. >> absolutely unacceptable. >> my daughter is 6 and i bring her to here all the time. >> i hope the charges are not true. >> he was arrested at the the parents of a boy was allegedly arrestmolested but
parents. only nine states and the district of columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. ♪ hail to the chief. >> catherine: president obama telling israelis that understanding, not force is the path for peace. >> look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own (cheers & applause) >> catherine: he also had some advice for palestinians. grant lodes is here to tell us whether anyone is listening. >> judging by this picture, peace is a tough sell. palestinians greeted him with signs saying they want weapons, not presidential visits. day two of the president's visit began with a bang. militants fired a rocket from the gaza strip at a nearby israeli village. a few hours later, mr. obama arrived in the west bank, telling palestinian leaders there, >> we cannot give up on the search for peace, no matter how hard it is. >> reporter: palestine authority president machmoud abbas has said he will not negotiate was long as israel continues to build settlements on palestinian land. the president urged him to drop any pre=condi
and other common sense regulations and the numbers are indisputable even in red states where i remember president obama saying to me in the oval office after columbine, he was willing to go into places like new hampshire because once you make the argument that things like assault weapons mean that innocent people are more likely to be killed and protected that even people in red states will go look. >> thank you both. and a programming note, david gregory will talk exclusively with new york city mayor michael bloomberg and the nra's wayne lapierre this southbound on "meet the press." >>> next, with the president in the region a key senator calls for u.s. intervention in syria. stay with us. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables
and not be an advocate. the obama administration is shifting slowly, i cover now the state department, secretary kerry.er and they've gonee from saying, you know, syria is the congo to saying no, we have to, as kerrye says, change assad's calculation. and when-- i was on a trip with him recently.wi we went to sau arabia, and u.a. e., and he's talking about their efforts to armt rebels in an effort to change assad's calculation, and the reason this so concerns them is the posture of staying uninvolved has left the field to the most radical elements. so we're leaving afghanistan. , one hopes, without an al qaeda presence returning there. we're leaving iraq, really without al qaeda in iraq being strong. butqa the emergence of a terrort state or a state which has broken into pieces that ha aen terrorist component right on the board of border of israel would really be a terribly challenging situation. and so i think the americans are coming to it late, but they're-- they recognize that much of the problem. returning to iraq, the problem is iran, with maliki's concurrence, is arming the assad regime as fast
war against an emotional state is our prison at guantanamo bay. even though many have wanted to see gitmo closed, including president obama, despite all logic, it remains open for business. it's the radio shack of the war on terror. [laughter] if you follow the news closely, you are probably unaware that gitmo is currently hosting the trial of 9-11 mastermind khalid sheik mohammed. for godsake, khalid, you're appearing in court-- comb your shoulders! [laughter] now one reason you may not have heard about it is that not the easiest trial to cover. first, because it's not really a trial. it's a one-of-a-kind military tribunal designed by president bush, implemented by president obama, and inspired by president kafka. [laughter] see, reporters are not allowed in the courtroom. they have to watch the trial from behind soundproofed glass and hear the proceedings on a 40-second delay. and to protect national security, the judge or a security officer in the courtroom can hit a mute button which shuts off the audio to the reporters and indicates this by making a red light on the judge's ben
, that's how secretary of state john kerry described president obama's first presidential visit to israel. the white house had set expectations low, but is there was one surprise, when the president persuaded israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkey over mistakes that led to the death of activists on a flotilla bound for gaza. let me bring in congressman elliott angle. good to see you. >> thank you. >> congressman mike rogers had a very different take than john kerry about the president's trip. let me play it for you. >> i thought the trip was a disappointment for us. i think the president squandered great opportunity to show leadership and push them in a place where they could get an agreement out of a meeting, didn't get it, got a speech, get to some agreement on the path forward on syria, didn't get that. >> so from your perspective, congressman, a disappointment, a success? somewhere in between? >> it was a great success. i was with the president. i flew with him on air force one, traveled with him. he was treated like a rock star in israel. >> how interesting,
success of governors in the state. they've the boss. >> right now president obama has the whip hand and he's the executive. he's using it more effective than i've seen in the past. regarding governors, the thing i don't like about this is shorter primary process and fewer debates. i couldn't like that because i want everyone to have a shot at this. if you can't raise that money right upfront, you should still have a shot. nobody thought barack obama could beat hillary clinton and he did. we had a lot of debates about this one. it wasn't romney. he outlasted everybody. i think that process issue is important. last question. what about old fashioned free enterprise? free markets? lower tax rates? limited government. does that not play any more? >> it does, but the sides chose on that. it's the 10 million undecided. they vote for the brand they think is better looking or speaks better. he's a terrible president but amazing brand. >> he's a great speaker. you get him from the teleprompter, it changes. he isn't a great president, but very effective communicator. >> i've got to get out of here.
of sectarian violence, when -- today, president obama issued a statement, part of which reads: the united states continues to work with our iraqi partners to advance our shared interest in security and peace. rick was with the u.s. marines who led the ground invasion and is live. >> we wanted to focus on the marines we spent time with then. one of the -- them fired the very first shots on the ground. sergeant bill was the gunner with the third light armor recognizance battalion, taking out an iraqi guard post. then the pushed north towards baghdad, he says he remembers most the long hours, lack of sleep, pushing his bid to the max and being grateful for the training he did in the years leading up to the invasion. >> remember being in iraq, and saying, man, the last six years, this is exactly what they told me it was going to be like, train for it, and better prepared when i was thrown into it. >> sergeant is still in the corps, promoted to first sergeant, spending time with his wife and two you can sons while helping train reservist, and he says he doesn't regret a day of service and stil
-- you mentioned the words red line. here's what president obama has said. here's why this news, not just from a humanitarian perspective but whether or not the united states military will get involved, this is why chemical weapons is so important. here's the president. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also, to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical movement around or utilized. that would change my calculus. that was change my equation. >> general, does he make a mistake when he set so clearly what red lines are? people want them. if someone crosses it, you are forced to act. >> i don't think it's a mistake. i think it was a clear warning, both to assad and to his russian supporters that they can't do this. now, if the russians have an influence with assad, they better rein him back in. we talked about diplomacy and linkage with the russians. i didn't talk about the military option but there's a range of military options that could be used. >> all right. that brings me to the other top story tonight. that's al qae
to follow the developing news in the bay area and around the world. a live shot of president obama and israel. this is a eight richly symbolic state visit. he is bringing a message of solidarity to the public promising to stay by israel's side. you could see him walking on this visit. he has several other stops in the middle east as part of this. we'll be right back. from beautyrest40% and posturepedic.ets save hundreds on floor samples and closeout inventory. but hurry, the beautyrest and posturepedic closeout sale ends sunday at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ i'my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> watching wall street this morning as the big board the dow was up 71 points as. >> general motors is recalling a 27,000 unix and cadillacs and the u.s. to fix the problem with the automatic transmission. the recall
. rethink possible. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. tonight overseas, president obama is in israel and this is the message he is sending that the united states will stand with israel if iran launches a nuke weapon. how serious is the president and is america really on the brink of another war perhaps? abc abc news reporter jonathanl is in jerusalem. >>> the president arrived in israel in a good mood. an open mike capturing banter with israeli prime minister nets. he was own joking with red lines. >> red lines. he is always talking about red lines. >> the issue couldn't be more serious. the real red line is the one netten yahoo talked about last fall. the point where iran must be attacked or it will be able to build a nuclear bomb. a red line israelis believe could be crossed within months. >> diplomacy and sanctions have not stopped the iran nuclear programs. in order to stop them peacefully, diplomacy and sanctions must be augmented by clear and credible threat of military action. >> the president said he believe there's is time for diplomacy. >> the united states will continue to
of entrepreneurs capitalizing on states legalizing pot. president obama making the short trip from jerusalem to the west bank this morning, he's meeting with palestinian leaders. the president is on its first visit to the middle east since becoming president. and finally, for anyone that grew up in the '70s, or '60s and '7on 0s like i did, you're not going to know anything about this. but the lead obituary in the "new york times," this is a big deal, believe it or not. harry reen, who was the first bona fide male adult film actor. he was the star of "deep throat." obviously. he was paid $250 to appear in that movie and it earned $6 00 million. he died at the age of 65. he he became a first amendment cause celeb. allen dirchuwitz represented him at one time. handle bar moustache. tae, but i would not bring that up, other than it is the lead obituary in the "new york times." $250 and the grossed $600 million. anyway, he's gone and we're going to go to break. [ male announcer ] what?! investors could lose tens of thousands of dollars in hidden fees on their 401(k)s?! go to e-trade and roll over
to a joint session of congress. this is a version of president obama coming here and saying you want to come to the united states and talk to me and tell the americans what you think about israel, i'm going to speak directly to your people and tell you what i think needs to be done. >>steve: yesterday during our program we showed you a live shot of the president of the united states and president of the palestinian authority. we didn't see when you pulled out, look who's over the president of the united states. yasser arafat, also known as the father of modern terrorism peering down over the president. >>anna: this man, throughout history being responsible for hundreds of hijackings, bombings and assassinations. how on earth 2k-9 president not -- how on earth did the president not realize this? did he not bone up on his history? how did his staffer not recognize this? >>brian: take off the yasser arafat pose above my head. in 1972 he was part of the massacre that killed israeli athletes. the hijacking in the abg abg abg -- in the hijacking of a cruise ship. he wasn't allowed to land in new y
of the signing of president obama's landmark health care reform law. three years later and the bill is still under attack from republican lawmakers. but increasing number of states that previously opposed the law are now signing on to its medicaid expansion program, with some big surprise turnarounds from states like arizona, and florida. so that leads us to our question of the day for all of you. will obama care stand the test of time? talk to me on twitter. my handle is @alexwitt. and i will be reading some of your tweets throughout the day. a critical move by congress this week to delay furlough notices for hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees. the house passed a bill thursday to extend funding for workers facing sequestration cuts. the measure gives the pentagon time to decide on how best to make those cuts. and joining me now is democratic congressman william enhart. thank you so much for being here, sir. i do appreciate that for this early hour. >> good morning, alex. >> i want to ask you about this whole situation. put it into context for us. how much of an impact does
at the time was a big deal and still 19 states where interracial marriage was illegal when barack obama's parents got married in 1960 in hawaii. so the country changed, and that law is not only unconstitutional now, but it is unthinkable, and the question is, is same sex marriage moving in the same d k direction? at the moment, it does, but it is certainly not there yet. >> jeffrey, i know you don't like to make predeck shun predi these things, but do you have any idea? >> i think that the most likely result is that the court will overturn the defense of marriage act, will say that law is so discriminatory that it is unconstitutional and the proposition 8 case is a much tougher call, because there are a lot of moving parts and they could rule just for california, rule for the whole country, or dodge the issue on procedural grounds and so that one, i won't venture a guess on. >> okay. thank you, jeffrey toobin. >>> a well respected conservative marriage to endorse gay marriage, and are we seeing a shift in the republicans? we will ask that question next. get great values on your favorit
. the story, secretary of state, representing a country which has been in retreat from iraq. obama made a decision to leave no residual american military in iraq, which essentially would have zero influence. we have zero influence. that is why iraqi sees america as relevant. obama talks about the tide of war receding. side of war is rising and america is receding. it's irrelevant. that is the story of visit. >> shannon: also a stop in afghanistan. there has been discussion whether we were on the same page with leaders there in afghanistan. something we said today, we are on the same page speaking with president karzai. what do you make of that? >> karzai apologized to what he said when he suggested that somehow the u.s. is involved with the taliban. and all of their al-qaeda links. to somehow subvert his government. the reality is -- this is something that was confirm today by secretary kerry, the united states want to be sure there is stability, not only in afghanistan but in the region with regard to keeping terrorists at bay. part of that equation is election next year. they want to
by members of the group organizing for america, formed to support president obama's legislative aim. speakers urged congress to respect what they call the will of the people. >> the people of the united states made clear this last november that we value investments in our communities and in our country and that includes funding hiv prevention and care services. >> >> reporter: cording to other speakers, cuts from the sequester will result in fewer aids tests. less medicine and an increase in the spread of the disease. it will be friday before the faa reveals which small airport towers will be closed due to cuts. >>> decisions were due today, but the government wants more time to consider letters asking that the towers remain staffed. the airports can't operate without tower personnel, but pilots and residents say they are worried about safety. >> is there state rail officials voted to issue $.6 billion in bonds for construction of the high speed rail ill system to connect san francisco to los angeles. the funding was approved by voters in 200
, particularly in the target states, reflecting the compared to the advantage that the obama campaign had in turnout. -- reflecting the comparative advantage that the obama campaign had in turnout. somelican managed to boot senate races that they should have won, as they did in 2010, but they maintained, by in large, the house of representatives, losing only eight seats, and their position was very strong. that position that they build up in 2010. they lost legislatures in maine and minnesota but by and large kept legislatures that they had 2010 and had the kind of advantage they have not had in state legislature in many years. many states that have both houses controlled by republicans. they are not small states. is 13 states with a democratic governors -- with the democratic-- with governors. let me leave you with a final number from the exit poll. electorate, when asked if the government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals, 43% said government should do more. that is in line with the trend that we have seen for the last 30 years and 40 years in response t
president bush's in 2009. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. >>> in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. >>> the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. >>> 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. the security concerns still plaguing the iraqi people. >>> and how a new grant for adding more police officers could mean offi
.c. we're just down the street from the united states capitol building, where president obama and the prime minister of ireland will be coming up to the hill for the big st. patrick's day lunch on and the celebration this evening, after which president obama will be heading off to the middle his first trip to israel as president of the united states. we'll visit with israel palestine, and also jordan. the pope celebrated his installation mass today. vice president joe biden was there, along with nancy pelosi representing all of us here in the united states for the pope's celebration, first official mass of his papacy. and closer on the home front, senator bob menendez got some good news, those women who were allegedly paid to have sex with bob menendez were actually paid to make the video making such a claim. all of that and a whole lot more% coming up next on current tv. ♪ young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that
the president of the state of the israel and the president of the united states of america exit the room. thank you very much. jon: well, wouldn't you like to know what was said behind the scenes? the president of israel, shimon peres, and president obama said lots of nice things in front of the media and those who are assembled there but there are some thorny issues between the two countries right now, and, may be those were he is expressed in private. it is difficult to know. joining us a man who has some indication of what goes on behind the scenes in meetings like this. ambassador john bolton is a former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and a fox news contributor. general jack keane is also with us, a four-star retired general and former chief of staff of the u.s. army and a fox news military analyst. aaron david miller is a former advisor to six secretaries of state. he is also the author of, the much too promised land. aaron, let's start with you. this meeting has been written about, much-discussed in the united states. why now? why now for president obama to visit israel? >> oh, i think it is
the prime minister wants to make it impossible to map out a contiguous palestinian state. president obama won't go that far but says any construction is an obstacle to peace talks. eve harrow says it is the president who is blocking progress. >> he has made the palestinian authority more intransigent. they can't say we'll talk to the israelis while they're building settlements if the american president has said it's a problem. >>he left los angeles to join the movement 25 years ago. like many here israelis and palestinians she worries tensions are rising. >> we feel it here on the roads here, definitely. that there is an upswing in the violence. but i don't think that the settlements are the reason for the tension. >> the palestinians and the visiting american president disagree but this new school is proof the israeli government at least for now isn't listening. no mention again from the president of the settlement issue in public, wolf. we are sure it came up privately in the conversations between mr. obama and mr. netanyahu. the question is how will the palestinians react. we'll find o
as barack obama needs israel and the way joe said israel needs the united states to be standing four square against iran and going into the future. that's a play, a need that netanyahu clearly has as you pointed out what the israel public wants from him. >> the most confrontational i remember is george bush the father and several months later -- israel people said we can't afford that kind to be between our two governments. each side needs the other. right now, i think it's shifted somewhat. >> all right. thanks so much, andrea. what is on the calendar today? >> the president is going to be giving this major speech today. he is in ramallah now, as you know. he gives a major speech. he had a fascinating high tech sort of walk-through with the israelis and a lot of interesting developments on the growing economy here, the technology sector. we will have jeff goldberg and host of "meet the press" in the united states, david gregory and "meet the press" from here, dana weiss. we have a pretty jam-packed show. >> wonderful. andrea mitchell, thanks very much. >>> the white house is work, on shift
, governor of our state, tennessee, during the eight years, the obama administration would have been well served to pay attention to him because he was forced with the situation where he had to balance a budget. and the health care costs were eating up his budget. he had to cut the rolls. let me tell you that's how the governor elected to take care of this after they cut the providers so there weren't any providing, he then had to cut the rolls from the tenncare program. that was very painful and hard to do. i would certainly warn governors out there when you massively expand these rolls, politically, that was very difficult for the legislature and our democratic governor. my hats are off to him for the decisions had he to make. those were not easy for him to make. you are absolutely right. the governors are really the thought processes and places, experiments in local government, state governments that you can actually do something and see whether it works. instead of this massive, mess that we have. dr. burgess, i'm going to refer people, i just got a schematic of it yesterday, of a 21-
obama political campaigning, if you will, wolf. what we've seen in the united states on display here in israel. number one, choosing to speak in this big speech to the israeli people, not to the older political leadership, but to younger people. the president is saying the challenge of peace is for the younger generations. both israelis and palestinians, to demand that their leaders take risk. to demand that their leaders abandon the old positions that we know over the last 20, 30, 40 years, have prevented a peace agreement on this sacred land. an interesting position from the president here, because he knows if you look down into the weeds, the obstacles to peace are too much. he's trying to get people to look up, look up to the finish line and get back to the bargaining table without looking too much. whether it's on the palestinian side, hung up on settlement construction, hung up that the palestinian leadership at the moment in gaza includes a terrorist group, hamas. the president trying to create some new climate for peace without resolving the many obstacles to peace. one of th
you will still be able to buy 10 round magazines in new york state. it will be illegal to load more than seven rounds at a time. no word on how they will enforce that hours ago in the ancient and holy stipulate of jerusalem president obama stood before the israeli people and made a strong and direct peace. he called for two state solution. told the israelis to put themselves in the palestinians who want to land a call of their own. he says if the israelis want peace they must not only demand of their politicians but work towards it themselves. the president spoke after a trip to the west bank and he told the crowd in jerusalem he was departing from prepared speech to talk about young palestinians he had met there. >> talking to them, they weren't that different from my daughters. they weren't that different from yours daughters. or sons. i honestly believe that if any israeli parent sat down with those kids, they would say i want these kids to succeed. i want them to prosper. [ applause ] >> shepard: just hours before the president spoke, militants fired rockets into an israeli bord
to shoulder this burden. the united states will certainly do our part. we are already the single-- >>. >> we've been listening to president obama with king abdullah and they've been talking about the allegiance to each other, or alliance i should say. and the syrian conflict and refugees pouring over the border. you can continue to like this, the remarks and question and answer session will follow all be streaming on fox news live and point out that the president traveled from israel to jordan and then home tomorrow, and we saw a column earlier today from a senior member of the american foreign policy council and he's suggesting that the u.s. is less popular in the middle east now than it was at the end of president george w. bush's administration. let's debate that, bring in alan colmes, the host of the alan colmes show and ben ferguson, the most of the ben ferguson show. >> hi. >> alisyn: alan, what do you think of that premise. did candidate obama said he would help to elevate our status internationally after what he believed president bush had done and that our stature was no longer as h
of program or is it what i think it is, a sinister plot to transform the united states into a communist state? >> tough to say. he did convert china to a single party socialist state and now a u.s. agency under the obama administration puts this up and somebody who we are supposed to admire and look up to our students. >> scary. >> it as conspiracy. >> greg: a conspiracy is a theory. i believe it is fact. bill, originally when we talked about this in the meeting you thought mousy tongue was an oral disorder. >> i showed you mine. >> greg: by the way, he has a mousy tongue. >> at least you must admit being a communist that this is kind of not appropriate for children? >> i don't know. ask his best friend, richard nixon. [ laughter ] >> there we. >> greg: they are not best friends. >> he opened up america to the world that was china. a world where they kill kids. and the kids of the kids. >> greg: here is -- >> -- >> there is your diplomacy. >> greg: shulz wrapped my panda into this. that was my panda that i had for many years and he died. >> that was under is suspicious circumstances. >> i did
in the state of ohio or the state of virginia. i recall a statement by president obama in 2009 to democrats that it made no sense to put more money in medicaid without first having reform. that's one of the statements i agree with him on, but that seems to be exactly what we're doing. the other point i always like to make is, this -- people forget, this is taxpayer dollars, which it's taxpayer dollars from the federal government or taxpayer dollars from the state government. it's the same taxpayers across the country. >> neil: to your point, whatever you get, be careful what you wish to. i don't want to get into the details of the plan to cover illegals with health care, but gets to the bigger point of added spending. the architects of the plan were saying, alet more problems than we envisioned. i'm paraphrasing but you get the gist. the taxes, fees, add ons, drop in parttime workers who lost their health insurance and other workers who lost their job because of companies taking on the held insurance is more than the strongest opponents imagined. >> that's exactly right. if you recall, spea
. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. >>> in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. >>> the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. >>> 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. the security concerns still plaguing the iraqi people. >>> and how a new grant for adding more police
to panic. after all, president obama had just provided these reassuring words. >> the state of our union is stronger. >> by the time the heat made it to sweet 16 in their streak we'd witnessed the death of a world leader. and the birth of a bizarre romance. >> i don't condone what he does but he's my friend. >> reporter: more recently we were reminded that even the best streaks eventually come to an end. just don't tell that to these guys. they built a brand new stadium with taxpayer money. then they tanked and traded away their stars. now the miami marlins are flipping off even their most loyal fans. the fish have threatened to sue a couple who's had season tickets since 1998 after they demanded new seats. bill and jan leon paid $25,000 for these seats down the third baseline and claim they cannot see the game or dangerous foul balls now because the team added a billboard. this is the before. this is the after. the marlins told the miami new times that it did offer new seats but cannot move the sign. >>> even the most rabid football fans among my number skull college friends don't care
. meantime let's turn to the middle east. president obama is in israel. while reaffirming the united states commitment to the jewish state he is not confirmed reports of a kept call weapons attack in -- chemical weapons attack in syria. one of the reasons we send millions of aid to countries in the region to protect our access to oil. but now domestic production is higher than ever so should our investment in the region be changing? let's talk about that. united nations ambassador and fox news contributor, john bolton. start with israel. the trip there, how significant was that, what do you think the president achieved and what does it mine? >> i think he achieved his main objective and got off the plane and put his arm around bebe netanyahu. he can check the box. he has been to israel as president. he got a great photo-op and will get a few more during his trip. this is trip where the symbolism and politics is very different from the private conversations. i think obama brings two very tough, unpalatable messages to the israelis. number one, don't even think about using military force agai
in the united states and around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> only a day before president obama heads to the middle east. syrian war planes open fire in lebanon. >> the united states is calling it a significant esklation of the assad regime. >> the carnage grows. the port is building in the west to give weapons to syrian rebels. cnn's nick peyton walsh is joining us from beirut. let's start with the rockets fired into lebanon. how close to the capitol did they come? >> reporter: it was still pretty far out in the border region between lebanon and syria. very mountainous, indistinct where the border is. we understand two war planes hit derelict buildings, but governments tried to keep out of the fighting with a policy that calls disassociation. the concern is not that this will get a government or military response back to syria, but it might ignite the sectarian tensions inside lebanon, which pretty much mirror those that play in syria. also point out, wolf, rebels unleashing a barrage of rockets in central damascus, too. a real uptick in violence today, wolf. >> when it comes t
similar laws on the books and a number of other states are also considering comparable measures. the obama administration supports the challenge to the arizona law. and today's arguments on the heels of another case that could roll back a key portion of the voting rights act of 1965. for more on today's arguments, we turn as always to marcia coyle of the "national law journal." she was in the courtroom this morning, and is back with us tonight. so the outcome, marcia, of this could actually tip the federal-state balance on who gets to govern how we vote. >> that's true, gwen. the question before the justices is where do you draw the line between who has the authority to regulate elections. the election clause of the constitution actually gives authority to both. but where is the line when one crosses or goes too far than the other does? so that's the issue before the court. it wasn't clear today that it's going to be an easy line to find. >> ifill: the reason why this arizona law exists is because arizona officials say there's a problem involving illegal or undocumented immigrants register
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